Sonia was born on January 17, 1951 in Roseburg, Oregon. Sonia lived in Winston, Oregon for the first years of her time here. Then the family moved to Eugene, Oregon. She entered grade school there and then went on to Churchill High School. Sonia moved to Portland to go to college and study Bio-Lab. In 1970 she had to have knee work done, the result fused her left knee. She then found out that she could not sit for long periods of time.
Sonia met her future husband at the local gas station. As, she says, I said to her “how about not beating around the bush and when are we going out?”.
Sonia and I (Roy Sanford) married in October of 1971. Then came the children in 72 and 74. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She also was one of the people that most of us love to hate, a telemarketer. Her customers loved her as she was not pushy. She worked for a company that sold movies to the public. About this time she had a small problem with her knee and had to have a total knee put in.
We moved to Newport about the same time as her knee replacement. Lived in the Newport area for the next seven years, then moved to Portland. We lived in Portland for the next fifteen years. In 1999 we purchased a home in South Beach and moved in, in 2000. Five years later Sonia wanted to travel, so we traveled for the next five years and settled in Baker City, Oregon where we had friends, whom then moved to Arizona. So, there we were buying a home and couldn’t move. We sold the home to the friends that had moved to Arizona, then we moved back to Newport area. We lived in the fifth wheel that we traveled in.
She was a member of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club. She liked to make jewelry for friends and family. She had never met someone that was not a friend. Have them all over the U.S.
A Celebration of life will be held at Izzy’s in Newport at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 for friends and family.